Dal support staff may strike Thursday

March 19, 2012

The union representing approximately 800 of Dalhousie University's support staff has filed a walkout notice with Nova Scotia's Labour and Advanced Education Department. The support staff will be in a legal strike position at 12:01 am Thursday. The union's president says a vote will take place Wednesday on whatever deal the union ends up with at conciliation. Dal's faculty association recently reached a tentative agreement with administration. The ratification vote on that agreement was set to continue yesterday. Chronicle Herald

Postscript: Mar 23, 2012

On Wednesday, Dalhousie University support staff voted 92% in favour of a 3-year collective agreement that was reached with administration Tuesday. If the deal had been rejected, the support staff would have been in a legal strike position yesterday.